Even though the United Kingdom (UK), Germany, and Canada are very similar countries to the United States (US) in terms of wealth and civil rights, they are not equal when it comes to healthcare costs. In 2011, healthcare costs per capita in the US was over twice what it was in Germany and the UK.
On August 31, 2014, the Boston Globe published a report about a medical mistake that killed a woman undergoing surgery. This particular kind of error is called “misadministration”; it is where radioactive substance (such as dye) used in imaging is injected wrongly into the patient. In short, a “misadministration” refers to administering radioactive substance with one or
Access to care in the U.S. is not equal, and this is now obvious to most people in the U.S., simply because of the constant barrage of news about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA aims to extend insurance coverage to all Americans (except undocumented ones) to enable access to care. However, according to